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Kraut Source In Use

Kraut Source: Making it Easy Peasy to Create Small-Batch Fermented Masterpieces at Home

Kraut Source In UseKaren Diggs, the San Francisco–based founder of Kraut Source, is an entrepreneur, chef, nutritionist, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes.

The Hawaiian native began her career as a classically trained chef; she can make pâtés, soufflés—the whole shebang. She got her start in Hong Kong, where she spent seven years as a chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel before starting two restaurants. In all her culinary training, fermentation really never came up, even among the old-style European chefs she studied under. Continue reading Kraut Source: Making it Easy Peasy to Create Small-Batch Fermented Masterpieces at Home

Rot your Food Right with Airlocks for Small-Batch Fermenting: Gather the Facts, Know Your Options {recipe below}


By Kirsten K. Shockey & Mara Rose

airlocks2What do a ceramicist, a classically trained chef and nutritionist, a former ad sales exec, and a reformed business analyst have in common? They are all working hard to make it easy for the rest of us to ferment our own food and drinks. Each of them has created a smart system to make it safe and stress-free to ferment small batches of food in Mason jars; these systems are called airlocks.

New to the home-fermenting scene and wondering what an airlock is? It’s a special system that allows carbon dioxide to escape from your container, while keeping oxygen out. Fermentation is a process that is ancient, very low tech, and forgiving. So, while an airlock isn’t necessary, using one takes some of the babysitting out of the fermentation process and allows you to “forget” about your little jar while the good bacteria process your veggies. Continue reading Rot your Food Right with Airlocks for Small-Batch Fermenting: Gather the Facts, Know Your Options {recipe below}

Hatching for the Holidays Guide

headshot2 maraMara Rose
Founder & CEO, Hatch Lab

 

In case you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for gifts and entertaining this holiday season, check out our Hatching for the Holidays Guide below. It’s full of fun ways to make more and buy less.

Gifts to Make

4 easy things to make and share.

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Hatching Hatch Lab

ckHatchLab_Elderberry-373webWe’re glad you found Hatch Lab! You may be wondering what we’re trying to do here. The short answer is that we’re teaching people how to make things they love to eat, use, and share; we help more people live healthy, sustainable, creative lives. We’re starting small so we can test the idea and gather your feedback. Please let us know what you think and what you’d most like to learn.

What are the roots of Hatch Lab? Over the past several years, my family and I have been really interested in growing food, fermenting, keeping bees and chickens, and creating herbal concoctions. These interests emerged from a desire to get closer to our food sources and an excitement about making our own stuff and sharing it with friends and family.

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